VAR controversy fell in favour of Man City on Tuesday evening, benefitting them for the second purpose of their emphatic 5-Zero triumph at West Brom.
On the entire it was a dominant show from the Residents who had been 4 up at half-time, however questions had been requested about Joao Cancelo’s strike.
Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring after simply six minutes when he collected Cancelo’s looking go and curled an excellent strike into the underside nook from the sting of the field.
It got here after Phil Foden had already hit the publish for City.
Cancelo doubled City’s lead after 20 minutes when he curled the ball into the highest nook from the sting of the field.
It wanted a prolonged VAR examine to present the purpose after Bernardo Silva was initially flagged offside within the construct up.
Assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis raised her flag whereas play was nonetheless going – presumably as a result of she believed the prospect had light away with Silva drawn out large.
Nevertheless, the Portuguse worldwide picked out Cancelo who then subsequently discovered the web.
Throughout this time, some West Brom defenders stopped after seeing the raised flag, although referee Chris Kavanagh by no means blew his whistle.
Because of this, the purpose was given when VAR discovered Silva was not offside to start with.
Gundogan made it 3-Zero after half an hour when he robbed Romaine Sawyers on the sting of the world to fireside in his second of the evening.
It was 4-Zero in first-half damage time when Raheem Sterling teed up Riyad Mahrez to attain.
Mahrez and Sterling mixed once more after 57 minutes to make it 5-Zero when the England ahead tapped in his ninth purpose of the season.
Fortunately for West Brom, there was no additional embarrassment.
The consequence put Manchester City high of the Premier League whereas West Brom stayed 19th.